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Oct 28, 2022 - 3:03:51 PM
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DougD

USA

10973 posts since 12/2/2007

Hearing people talk about Hallowe'en parties somehow made me think of this. This is a recording I made of Guy and Candie Carawan singing a song from the Perry County Music Makers (who recorded it with a "zither," kind of a spooky instrument in its way). Hope you all have as good a time as the folks in the song.
youtu.be/cW-Eh0YF6vE

Oct 29, 2022 - 5:29:31 AM

14127 posts since 9/23/2009

Nice little song. You recorded their record?

Oct 30, 2022 - 5:30:36 AM

DougD

USA

10973 posts since 12/2/2007

Peggy - It is a nice song. You should check out the Perry County Music Makers. They recorded a few sides in Knoxville in 1930, then a couple LP's during the "revival." Nonnie Presson, the woman who wrote this song, played what she called a "zither" - a big tabletop box about the size of a hammered dulcimer, which she plucked with her fingers. Quite different from anything people think of as "old time"music these days. One thing I like about your music is that you're not afraid to go your own way, and I think you'd find them kindred spirits.
I recorded several albums with Guy and Candie - one or two in studios, and then several, like this one, in their home, which was a modern log house at Highlander. We found we could get satisfactory results, and it was more comfortable and a lot cheaper. I set up a little "control room" in Candie's pottery studio, and they played in the living room, which had a lot of wood surfaces and normal furniture. I think a lot of music had been played in there too, which might have helped. Working with Guy and Candie was an interesting and inspiring experience.

Oct 30, 2022 - 6:01:22 AM
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DougD

USA

10973 posts since 12/2/2007

PS - I got sidetracked on YouTube. Here's the Perry County Music Makers version of their song: youtu.be/8WK6WzOHuxw
And here's Pete Seeger talking about the history of "We Shall Overcome" in which Guy played big part: youtu.be/N-FmQEFFFko

Oct 30, 2022 - 7:02:30 AM

14127 posts since 9/23/2009

Cool...i have seen zithers before and I've been to Highlander...lol. I'll check it all out...thanks, Doug. Always appreciate your vast knowledge and experience.

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